This week's grand rounds

May 25 @ 8:00-9:00 am

From Personalized to Precision Medicine

Presenter: Josh Peterson, MD, MPH

Our Latest News

Misty Mazzara is our Employee of the Month

It is often said that dedicated employees “wear many hats,” but in Misty Mazzara’s case, it’s more than just a metaphor… she actually has been filling more than one role for the department.

Gratitude, Cake, and Raffles: Celebrating Clinical Trials Day

On May 18, faculty, staff, and researchers took a break in their busy schedules to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day.

Immunotherapy: new hope in treating cancer

Last month, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker announced the launch of the new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, a multi-institution effort established with a $250 million grant from his foundation.

Search committee for Stanford provost seeks input

A search committee has been formed and is seeking input on a successor to Stanford University Provost John Etchemendy, who has served alongside outgoing President John Hennessy for 16 years and is the chief academic and chief budgetary officer of the university.

TB Game Changer

In 2014, the World Health Organization challenged researchers around the globe to develop better diagnostic tests for active tuberculosis, a disease that kills 1 .5 million people every year.

Stanford Medicine magazine explores the many ways our connections with others influence our health and our lives

The Spring 2016 edition is called "Relationships: Ties that heal".

Countdown to Big Data: Building bridges for massive amounts of information

For Mark Musen, MD, PhD, a professor of biomedical informatics, his lifelong commitment to his graduate research at Stanford — an open-source tool for building intelligent computer systems called Protégé — is a source of both pride and embarrassment.

Honor roll: Medical school staff members mark work anniversaries

The school is honoring staff members who have reached significant employment milestones.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital celebrates 25 years

The June 10 anniversary also kicks off a one-year countdown to the opening of a 520,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, new main building of the hospital.

New from the Stanford Medicine 25 blog

What’s the Dx? Hint: No muscle weakness

Nancy Lonhart, ‘heart, soul and engine’ of Stanford Health Policy, wins 2016 Amy J. Blue Award

Nancy Lonhart's colleagues say that she has been "instrumental in helping Stanford Health Policy grow over the last decade into one of the best, most vibrant places in the world to do health policy research and teaching." Now, she has earned more than praise for her contributions: she's also one of this year's Amy J. Blue Award winners

Upcoming Grand Rounds

June 1 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Preclampsia/Eclampsia: A tale of two task forces – 2016

June 8 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Reimagining Medical Education

Department Events

May 23 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Normal Weight Diabetes – What is the Right Exercise Prescription for Mike?

Faculty Search Candidate Talk

May 23 @ 3:30-4:30 pm

The Global War on Tobacco: Mapping the World’s First Public Health Treaty

CIGH and the Center for Law and Biosciences

May 24 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Uterine Cancer

Cancer Education Seminar

May 24 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Immunosuppressive Drugs and Infection Risk

ID Lecture Series

May 24 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Molecular Basis of Anthracycline-induced Cardiotoxicity

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

May 25 8:00 am - May 26 8:00 pm

Enabling Precision Health

Big Data in Biomedicine Conference

May 25 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Radiology: PCCM Case Studies

PCCM Clinical Conference

May 25 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

The Effect of Emergency Department Closure on Treatment, Access, and Health Outcomes Among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

Research in Progress

May 26 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

The CEDAR System: A Suite of Tools to Simplify the Authoring of High-Quality Metadata in Biomedicine

BMIR Research in Progress

May 27 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Sedation and Airway Induction: ICU Pharmacology

PCCM Core Lecture

May 27 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

With Alyana Ali

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
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In the News

“Antibacterial agent may not be a dirty word after all: study” - Researchers have found that triclosan does not dramatically affect biome health. Principal study investigator Julie Parsonnet is quoted.

Health Day News

“The quest for a simple cancer test” - This article explores efforts to develop a simple test for cancer. Work by Ash Alizadeh is highlighted.


“Documentary ‘Be About It,’ pushes Asian-American community to talk about Hep B” - A new documentary, “Be About It,” aims to increase awareness of Hepatitis B in Asian-American communities. W. Ray Kim is quoted.

NBC News

“In latest stumble, Theranos retracts blood tests” - This article references a 2015 op-ed by John Ioannidis.

Los Angeles Times

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